At least seven people were hurt, one seriously, when an Amtrak train derailed after hitting fallen rocks in Vermont, officials said.
Emergency crews responded to the derailment in Northfield, near the capital, Montpelier. Pictures from the scene showed train cars fallen off the track or hanging from the track's embankment.
"This was a freak of nature," Gov. Peter Shumlin said at a news conference Monday afternoon, where officials said rocks from a ledge fell onto the tracks.
One locomotive and one passenger car went over an embankment, and three other cars left the track but remained upright.
House Speaker John Boehner has scheduled the House election to replace him for Oct. 29 and delayed votes for lower-level posts until after that.
House Republicans had planned to vote Thursday by secret ballot for a new leadership team.
But a number of members wanted more time to weigh their options and pursue rule changes amid general disarray in the aftermath of Boehner's sudden resignation.
So on Thursday, a secret-ballot election will be held — but only for speaker. A floor vote in the full House will follow on Oct. 29.
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The Providence police union is speaking out after an officer received a cup of coffee with "blacklivesmatter" written on it.
The Fraternal Order of Police says the incident is "unacceptable and discouraging."
The officer told the union that he received a cup of coffee Friday at a Dunkin' Donuts store with the slogan written on the cup. He says an employee was rude to him.
The slogan arose last year during protests nationwide over police violence against civilians.
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The U.S. Coast Guard has found one body in the search for a ship last reported in the path of a hurricane near the Bahamas last week, but the search for survivors continues, an official said Monday.
An American Airlines pilot died aboard a red-eye flight from Phoenix to Boston Monday morning.
A spokesperson for the airline has confirmed that the plane had to make an emergency landing in Syracuse "early this morning due to pilot illness."
"Unfortunately our pilot passed away," the spokesperson said. "We are incredibly saddened by this event and we are focused on caring for our pilot’s family and colleagues. We are also taking care of our customers and we did send a replacement crew to get them to Boston."
Parts of soaked South Carolina was expected to get as much as three inches of rain Monday, following historic drenching that left residents knee-deep in deadly floodwaters.
At least 11 people have already died in weather-related incidents across North Carolina and South Carolina since Thursday, according to authorities. The victims included a highway worker whose truck was swept away Sunday in Columbia.
The storm triggered flash flooding, smashed rainfall records and led to several hundred water rescues, prompting officials to warn residents not to leave their homes for any reason — even on foot.
"This is not over. Just because the rain stops does not mean that we are out of the woods," Gov. Nikki Haley said early Monday afternoon.
Some 30,000 homes and businesses remained without power across the state on Monday.
Experts said parts of South Carolina experienced a "1,000-year flood event," meaning in any given year there is a 1-in-1,000 chance of observing such rainfall totals.
The storm was expected to move offshore by Monday afternoon.
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A senior defense official has told NBC News that the Russian military has been moving artillery and ground forces towards Hama — one of the locations that the Russians targeted in the first 24 hours of their airstrikes, NBC News reported.
"So much for fighting ISIS," the defense official said.
U.S. officials have questioned whether Moscow's airstrikes — in the name of defeating ISIS — were genuinely targeting the group or were instead a cover to shore up Syrian President Bashar Assad by bombing anti-government rebel groups. Russia defended its latest round of airstrikes in Syria amid mounting questions over their targets, insisting that Moscow's planes had struck ISIS installations.
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Days after a deadly shooting in Oregon, Hillary Rodham Clinton unveiled new gun control measures Monday aimed at strengthening background checks on gun buyers and eliminating legal immunity for sellers.
During a daylong campaign swing through New Hampshire, Clinton proposed a repeal of legislation that shields gun manufacturers, distributors and dealers from most liability suits, even in the case of mass shootings like the one that killed nine people at a community college on Thursday.
Clinton has made strengthening gun laws a centerpiece of her presidential campaign, vowing she would use her executive power as president to expand background checks for sellers at gun shows and online and back legislation banning domestic abusers from purchasing guns.
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A 2-year-old girl who went missing Friday from her great-grandparents' home in rural northeastern Ohio was found alive on Sunday evening.
A volunteer searcher found Rainn Peterson in a grassy field about a half-mile from where she had been reported missing, NBC affiliate WKYC reported. She was "as fine as can be expected," according to the Trumbull County Sheriff, and was taken to a hospital for evaluation.
"I found Baby Rainn and she's still alive..." the volunteer said in a 911 call released by authorities. "She's got flies all over her, but she's OK. It'll all be OK honey...You're OK sweetheart. I swear you're gonna be OK."
Rainn and her two brothers, ages 3 and 4, were staying with their great-grandparents on Friday when they reported her missing at around 7:30 p.m. ET, Trumbull County Sheriff Thomas Altiere told WKYC.
Not even airline executives are safe from having a bad flight.
Last week, Alaska Airlines president and CEO, Brad Tilden, got on stage at an airline gathering in Washington, D.C., and according to a report in the LA Times, told the audience that his checked bag had been misplaced during the flight and was delivered to him a day late.
It's happened before, too. The airline executive said the last time his airline misplaced his bag was 25 years ago.
Alaska Airlines is one of the airlines that prides itself on its modern day baggage delivery rate.
Since 2010 the Alaska-based carrier has offered passengers a baggage guarantee that hat awards passengers a $25 discount code or 2,500 Mileage Plan bonus miles if a checked bags doesn't arrive on the baggage claim carousel within 20 minutes of the plane's arrival at the gate.
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The networking site LinkedIn announced Friday it will pay some of its users up to $1,500 each to settle a $13 million lawsuit regarding one of the website's services.
The lawsuit targeted LinkedIn's "Add Connections" service that allows members to import contacts from their email accounts and send invitations to those contacts to use LinkedIn, according an email sent from LinkedIn.
If an invitation was not accepted within a certain amount of time, then one or two more emails were sent to the contact to remind them their invitation is pending, according to the email, which contained court-authorized settlement information from the class action suit. The suit claims LinkedIn members did not consent to the reminder emails when they agreed to send the invitations.
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The Supreme Court won't hear a challenge to New York state's requirement that all children be vaccinated before they can attend public school.
The justices on Monday let stand an appeals court ruling that said the policy does not violate students' constitutional right of religious freedom.
The appeals court had also upheld a federal judge's ruling that students exempted from the immunization policy for religious reasons could still be barred from school during an outbreak of a vaccine-preventable disease.